ACAMIS CULTURAL AND ENRICHMENT EVENTS (ACE)


ACAMIS Cultural and Enrichment Events (ACE) is designed to provide a forum for ACAMIS member schools Creative Arts directors, academic teachers, and other interested parties to better meet the aims and purposes of ACAMIS regarding academic, cultural, and creative arts education.

The aims and objectives of the ACE shall be to:
  • Give students the opportunity to experience new endeavors.
  • Allow students to participate in a variety of non-athletic enrichment activities.
  • Allow students a safe environment in which to express themselves.
  • Encourage collaboration among member schools, students, and teachers. Allow students to experience the thrill of being a part of a collaborative process.
  • Give students the opportunity to travel.
  • Foster interaction with students from other schools and develop bonds of friendship.



ACE LEADERSHIP


Jennifer Nicklas
ACE Chair
International School of Nanshan Shenzhen

Jennifer.Nicklas@isnsz.com

UPCOMING EVENTS



ACE Charter


ACAMIS CULTURAL ENRICHMENT (ACE) CHARTER

1. Name & Parent Organization
The name of this association shall be Association of China and Mongolia International Schools Cultural Enrichment (committee) hereinafter referred to as the ACE. The ACE is an organization under the association of China and Mongolia International Schools and is in all matters subject to the constitution, by-laws, rules and regulations.

2. Purpose
The ACE is designed to provide a forum for ACAMIS member schools Creative Arts directors, teachers, and other interested parties to better meet the aims and purposes of ACAMIS in regard to creative arts education. The aims and objectives of the ACE shall be to:

  • Give students the opportunity to experience new endeavors.
  • Allow students to participate in Creative Arts.
  • Allow students a safe environment in which to express themselves.
  • Allow students to experience the thrill of being a part of a collaborative process.
  • Give students the opportunity to travel.
  • Foster interaction with students from other schools, and develop bonds of friendship.

3. Membership
Schools that are currently members of ACAMIS are considered members of the ACE. Members shall be encouraged to:

  • Support each school's Creative Arts representative by attendance at the ACAMIS Annual General Meeting.
  • Host at least one event within a three-year rotation.
  • Send participating groups to cultural events.

4. Dues
There will be no dues outside of those pertaining to ACAMIS.

5. Officer
A. ACE Chair. The ACE chair will be appointed by the ACAMIS Board.
B. Co-Chair. The ACE co-chair will be appointed by the ACAMIS Board.

6. Meetings
An Annual Meeting of the ACE shall be held each year. Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the ACAMIS Board of Directors provided Member Schools are notified of such a meeting not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the meeting date.

7. Voting
All votes concerning the ACE will be limited to the member schools of the ACE and passed by a majority vote. All votes shall be designed to provide the ACAMIS Executive Board with recommendations of an advisory, non-binding nature.

8. Amendments to Articles
These articles may be amended or altered by a simple majority vote of the members present and voting at the annual meeting as long as such amendments do not alter Article 5.

9. Divisions
There will be:
I. A Pan China Division for High Schools.
II. A Northern and Southern Division for Middle Schools.

  • Northern Schools include Nanjing International School and all schools north of Nanjing.
  • Southern Schools include Access International Academy of Ningbo and all schools south of Ningbo.
  • Suzhou, Wuxi and Shanghai Schools are considered central and may participate either in the north or south, depending on the event and the location.

III. Other Pan China Cultural Events.
IV. Other Regional Middle School Cultural Events.

10. Event Sizes
The Maximum number of participants per school is set at the discretion of the host school.

11. Event Fees
Payment of entry fees for all tournaments is either:

  • Up to a maximum of RMB 750/day/particpant.
  • Sum of total event hosting costs divided between participating schools. (Sum will not exceed RMB750/day/particpant).
  • Payment arrangements for fees are at the discretion of the host school.

12. Event Description and Format
A. Cultural Convention format is at the discretion of the host school. Format may include specialty and elective workshops in performing and/or visual arts.

  • One high school event will be held and two middle school events will be held, one in the north and one in the south.
  • Band, chorus, art and drama activities are integrated into a final performance.
  • HS – 3 day event. MS – 2 day event.

B. Chess Events format is at the discretion of the host school.

  • Two events are planned for both high school and middle school.

C. Model United Nations format is at the discretion of the host school.

D. Math Olympiad format is at the discretion of the host school.

  • Two middle school events will be held, one north and one south.
  • 1 day event.
  • Schools have teams that engage in mathematical activities.

E. Kids Read format is at the discretion of the host school.

  • Program for MS readers.
  • Band, chorus, art and drama activities are integrated into a final performance.
  • 1 day event.

F. Art on the Go format is at the discretion of the host school.

  • Students’ art will be displayed in a book and on a web site.

G. Community Service for Students format is at the discretion of the host school.

  • A high school activity to encourage community service in the home community.

H. Speech and Debate format is at the discretion of the host school.

  • 2 middle school events will be held.
  • 1 day event.

I. Other events may be offered as approved at the ACAMIS Annual General Meeting.

ACE Representative


The role of the ACE Representative is to serve as a liaison between the ACAMIS organization, specifically ACE, and their home school. The responsibilities of the ACE Representative are as follows:
  • Communicate the role and responsibilities of ACE to the faculty and staff at their school.
  • Disseminate important information regarding ACE events to the appropriate parties within their school.
  • Advocate for ACE within their school by getting administrative support to host and send students to ACE events.
  • Communicate directly with both the appointed Regional ACE Representative and the ACE Chair.
  • Assist teams of teachers hosting ACE events by providing appropriate communication and documents (NOTE: ACE Representatives are not expected to organize and lead ACE events at the school).
  • Work with Regional ACE Representative to encourage collaboration among regional ACE members.
  • All ACE Representatives are strongly encouraged to attend the annual ACE general meeting during the ACAMIS spring conference in order to foster further collaboration and innovation among member schools.

AGM Meeting Minutes


The ACE network holds its Annual General Meeting at the ACAMIS Spring Conference. This is a two-day meeting is when the calendar is set for the following academic year. Professional development workshops are also held at this conference.

2018 ACE Meeting Minutes - Spring Conference (March 2-3, 2018)

2017 ACE Meeting Minutes - Spring Conference (March 10-11, 2017)

2016 ACE Meeting Minutes - Spring Conference (March 4-5, 2016)

2015 ACE Meeting Minutes - Spring Conference (March 13-14, 2015)

2014 ACE Meeting Minutes - Spring Conference (March 12-13, 2014)

2013 ACE Meeting Minutes - Spring Conference (March 8-9, 2013)

2012 ACE Meeting Minutes - Spring Conference (March 9-10, 2012)

2011 ACE Meeting Minutes - Spring Conference (March 10-11, 2011)

2010 ACE Meeting Minutes - Spring Conference (March 12-13, 2010)

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